Thursday, April 29, 2010

Consolidation of 2 Hawaii newspapers scheduled to begin next week

The consolidation of Honolulu's two rival dailies is expected to begin one minute after midnight on Monday when Honolulu Star-Bulletin owner Black Press concludes its purchase of The Honolulu Advertiser from Gannett Co.

Both papers will continue to operate and be distributed for 30 to 60 days until Black Press' subsidiary, Oahu Publications Inc., is ready to introduce its new daily broadsheet, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, said Dennis Francis, Star-Bulletin publisher and Oahu Publications president.

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